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Pest identifier: Cockroaches

Cockroaches need to be effectively controlled as they contaminate food with their excrement, give out an unpleasant odour, and many people can get allergic skin reactions to them. Cockroaches are large robust insects with ‘whip like’ antennae and two pairs of wings. The most common species found in the UK are the Oriental and German cockroaches, and can gather together in large numbers if left unchecked.


Cockroaches like warm and humid conditions, similar to those found in a typical home, which can give them a good source of food as well as shelter. They are nocturnal, spending the day in such areas as sinks, drains, the back of cupboards and around fridge motors.

Lifecycle

Oriental CockroachCockroach - oriental

The female lays her eggs in a capsule containing up to 16 eggs and carries it to an area where the young can find food. The eggs hatch into small versions of the adults, or nymphs, after six to twelve weeks. The nymphs (which resemble the adults except for lack of wings) take between ten months and two years to grow to adulthood. Adults live for about 18 weeks.

German CockroachCockroach - german

The egg capsules of German cockroaches contain up to 32 eggs. The female carries the egg case for some time and drops it when the eggs are close to hatching. The nymphs take approximately 14 weeks to grow into adults and can live for approximately 34 weeks.To be sure that cockroaches are removed effectively, a council treatment is always advised.

 

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Using only the best products, our responsive and discrete service can keep your home or business pest free. You can be assured that we are able to deliver a truly professional, safe and effective service. We have the local knowledge and expertise in both residential and commercial sectors to solve your problem fast and effectively. Priced competitively against other pest control companies, you can trust us to tailor our services to your exact needs and keep prices low.

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